Quotations About / On: ALONE

  • 11.
    Rome alone can resist Rome.
    (Pierre Corneille (1606-1684), French playwright. Viriate, in Sertorius, act 3, sc. 1 (1662). Viriate argues that only Roman citizens can defeat the tyranny that reigns there.)
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  • 12.
    To be adult is to be alone.
    (Jean Rostand (1894-1977), French biologist, writer. repr. In The Substance of Man (1962). Pensées d'un Biologiste (1939).)
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  • 13.
    Testing oneself is best when done alone.
    (Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. "Trout," in Always a Reckoning and Other Poems, p. 115, New York: Times Books (1995). Describing the challenge of fishing for trout.)
  • 14.
    Even alone we go on justifying ourselves.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Tenth Selection, New York (1992).)
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  • 15.
    Change alone is unchanging.
    (Heraclitus (c. 535-c. 475 B.C.), Greek philosopher. Herakleitos and Diogenes, pt. 1, fragment 23, trans. by Guy Davenport (1976).)
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  • 16.
    The strong man is strongest when alone.
    (Friedrich Von Schiller (1759-1805), German dramatist, poet, historian. Tell, in Wilhelm Tell, act 1, sc. 3, trans. by Sir Thomas Martin.)
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  • 17.
    The rewards of virtue alone abide secure.
    (Sophocles (497-406/5 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Fragments, l. 202.)
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  • 18.
    It is very easy to love alone.
    (Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), U.S. author. (Written 1927), originally published in Operas and Plays (1932). Four Saints in Three Acts, Last Operas and Plays, Rinehart (1949).)
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  • 19.
    We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
    (Orson Welles (1915-1984), U.S. filmmaker, actor, producer. Quoted in Henry Jaglom, Someone to Love (1985). Definition of loneliness contributed by Welles to author.)
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  • 20.
    Just as the individual is not alone in the group, nor any one in society alone among the others, so man is not alone in the universe.
    (Claude Lévi-Strauss (b. 1908), French anthropologist. Tristes Tropiques, ch. 40 (1955).)
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